By David Vance On March 3rd, 2014 at 9:08 pm
Well said to Iain Duncan Smith for highlighting the SCAM that is “food banks”. This leftist driven extension of entitlement culture is the real scandal;
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has refused requests to meet the leaders of a major food bank charity and accused them of “scaremongering”, it has emerged. The Conservative Cabinet Minister told the Trussell Trust he denied claims that benefits reforms were linked to the rocketing number of people turning to it for help and suggested the organisation was political. Since April more than 500,000 people, of which one third are children, have received emergency supplies from the 400 food banks run by the Trussell Trust charity and it has asked on a number of occasions for meetings with Department for Work and Pensions ministers.
Wow — you offer free food and people queue up for it? Whatever next…?
By David Vance On March 3rd, 2014 at 9:04 pm
Ukraine? Forgeddit, here’s where Obama has the US military in 2014..
US Troops based at the Kadena Air Base in Japan know how to party. On Saturday, six gay and straight service members applied some of their finest makeup and lip synced to “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” in what is believed to be first drag queen and king show on an American military base. The show was thrown in support for the base’s recently formed OutServe-SLDN chapter, a nonprofit advocacy group for the army’s LGBT community.
I bet Putin is quaking at this news…
By David Vance On March 3rd, 2014 at 6:50 pm
I read that a 12 year old boy, who raped his sister, 7, after watching pornography on an Xbox has walked free from court. Yes, you read that right…
A 12-year-old who raped his seven-year-old sister after watching hardcore porn on an Xbox games console has walked free from court. Although he admitted raping and indecently assaulting the girl, the schoolboy, who cannot be named, will be returned to his family. The judge in the case said he did not want to break the family up, and a statement from the victim said that she ‘loved’ her brother and wanted him to come back so they could play games together.
It’s a heartbreaking situation and perhaps the judge is wise to make this decision. The bigger question is what sort of a world do we live in where a 12 year old boy will rape his younger sister driven by porn images on the Xbox?
By David Vance On March 3rd, 2014 at 6:46 pm
Putin will quake at this news…
Not even a feel good event like the Paralympics can bridge the widening chasm between Russia and the West. British Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted Sunday that U.K. ministers would steer clear of the event so long as the host country, Russia, was mobilizing thousands of troops across Ukraine. “Because of the serious situation in Ukraine,” the tweet read, “@WilliamJHague & I believe it would be wrong for UK Ministers to attend the Sochi Paralympics.”
It gets even worse for the Russian leader when we read that…
US Vice President Joe Biden urged Russia to pull its forces back from Ukraine in a phone call on Monday with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the White House said.
The problem is this is all hollow rhetoric, and Putin knows it.
It was U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy to say: “speak softly, and carry a big stick.”
Obama speaks loudly but has no stick.
By The Troll On March 3rd, 2014 at 12:26 pm
Obama will meet with Netanyahu today. In an interview this week Obama told the press that he would tell Netanyahu “If not now, when? And if not you, Mr. Prime Minister, then who?”.
He also will add the following threat: “There comes a point where you can’t manage this anymore, and then you start having to make very difficult choices,” The U.S., though willing to defend an isolated Israel at the United Nations and in other international bodies, might soon be unable to do so effectively. “If you see no peace deal and continued aggressive settlement construction — and we have seen more aggressive settlement construction over the last couple years than we’ve seen in a very long time,” Obama said. “If Palestinians come to believe that the possibility of a contiguous sovereign Palestinian state is no longer within reach, then our ability to manage the international fallout is going to be limited.”
So he will let the UN decide Israels fate if Netanyahu does not sign on to his Peace Deal. It must be nice to live in such a delusional world as Obama does. The Laws of your own nation mean nothing, the allies and friendships of nations that we have stood with mean nothing. You just dictate that the world should work as you say it should.
The problem with that Mr. President is that it doesn’t. You have single handedly destroyed American credibility and America’s position of strength around the world. You have betrayed the principals of our nation in every circumstance.
Bibi will do what is best for Israel, not what you dictate. He as does this author knows that it is you who time has run out on. You are the laughing stock of the world. You are in the process of destroying the Democrat party, you have devastated the American economy, and are disarming the American Military.
The clock is ticking. It is counting down to the end of the nightmare of Obama. Bibi was raised in the US, he knows American politics. He knows that not only do you Mr. President have no world wide capital, you have even less at home.
981 days remain until you not he is gone.
By Mike Cunningham On March 3rd, 2014 at 7:12 am
The trial has just begun of Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but, virtually alone amongst the many commentators and broadcasters covering this huge media circus, I am willing to predict to ATW readers right now the outcome of this hugely-expensive circus.
He will be found ‘Not Guilty’ despite being almost blatantly guilty of this murder, based upon one thing, and one thing only. Not the colour of his skin, not for the language of his birth as well as his culture; no, he will be exonerated of all charges because he is a Sportsman. He may be white, he may speak Afrikaans as well as English, he may well be as guilty as sin, but because he is supremely good at what he has achieved in athletics, and because he has overcome the significant hazard of having no proper legs by running on carbon fibre blades.
Even if the jury has a majority of black-skinned jurors serving on it, they will return the ‘Not Guilty’ verdict because he is supremely good at running faster than any other disabled athlete, and faster than many able-bodied runners. He is a minor god in their eyes, and we all know that ‘gods’ can do no wrong!
My Pensioner friend is right, in that the jury no longer serves; but, and it is a very big ‘but’, I doubt if even this black judge will go against the tradition in both black and white South Africa, and imprison the adored ‘Blade Runner’ for the murder of his girlfriend. As I remarked previously, ‘Gods can do no wrong’
By David Vance On March 2nd, 2014 at 4:43 pm
Tricky one for the Dhimmis at the BBC. An act of gruesome mass terrorism at a Chinese rail station, dozens dead and many more injured. What to say?
Chinese officials have blamed separatists from the north-western Xinjiang region for a mass knife attack at a railway station that left 29 people dead and at least 130 wounded.
Elsewhere..but not on the BBC.
China has blamed Islamic militants from the volatile Xinjiang province for an attack by knife-wielding “terrorists” at a railway station in Kunming city that left at least 33 people dead and 130 injured.
By David Vance On March 2nd, 2014 at 4:41 pm
It is IMPOSSIBLE for the Government to hit immigration targets. Why? See below
EU see the problem?
By David Vance On March 2nd, 2014 at 4:39 pm
Further to Pete’s post…more from Peter Hitchens…
Senior American, German and EU figures have gone to Kiev to egg on the anti-Russian crowds. Imagine how you would feel if Russia’s Foreign Minister turned up at SNP rallies in Edinburgh, backing Scottish independence. Putin’s Crimean games are a sarcastic response.
The unspoken message is: ‘You like breakaway movements and meddling in other people’s business? Try this for size.’ And now, having raised hopes we cannot fulfil, we have awakened the ancient passions of this cruel part of the world and who knows where our vainglorious folly will now lead?
Listening to the arrogant noises coming from London, Brussels and Washington, one could be forgiven for sympathising with Putin.
By Pete Moore On March 2nd, 2014 at 3:18 pm
Peter Hitchens has just given an interesting interview with the American commentator Laura Ingraham on her radio show.
More than many other talking heads, he knows what he talks about, having been a foreign correspondent in Moscow as communism fell. He’s also a former Marxist-Leninist and now one of the genuinely conservative voices around. He explains why Russians feel betrayed and pushed into a corner by the West over the last couple of decades, and why Russia shouldn’t be seen as an opponent.
This is recommended listening. The interview’s here.